Mothers Day is approaching and a day I usually love, I now dread. Pre-miscarriage, I loved the photo's on social media of new moms celebrating first Mothers Days, pregnant folks celebrating their babies-to -come and all of the handmade cards from little ones. I looked forward to Indigo's Mothers Day emails of gift guides for… Continue reading Mothers Day Post Miscarriage + Triggers From Miscarriage Survivors.
I'll start off my saying that a happy list is not the same as a gratitude list. Though I may be grateful for the things that make me happy, it's simpler than that. A happy list doesn't have to have things that you feel obligated to feel thankful for, it's more relaxed than that. It's just things that make you smile, make your heart warm and make you feel like life is worth living.
1 month since losing you. 1 month of pure terror.1 month of staring depression in the face and choosing to survive.1 month of waking up and remembering you're gone.1 month I wish I could forget.1 month without you. Today marks 1 month since we lost our baby, Mars. In that month, we've experienced every single… Continue reading Miscarriage Q&A
It's been 2 weeks since we lost you. 2 weeks since you've been outside of my body and it still feels surreal. They say grief gets easier with time, and I don't necessarily agree. I think it just gets further away, smaller, harder to see. But when you lose a baby, it's almost like you… Continue reading 5 Things That Helped During Our Miscarriage
For those of you who are new here- I struggle with anxiety and depression (although it's way better than it used to be/ I manage it better now). But, In the past year I've leaned on alcohol quite a bit to numb anxious feelings and quiet my busy mind. What started as a glass of… Continue reading What Happened When I Stopped Drinking Every Night?
This one goes out to all of the people going through fertility treatments/procedures in hopes of conceiving. It also goes out to their support system, wife, husband, partner, best friend, roommate- whoever has truly got their back! It is also dedicated to people who aren't so helpful. I in no way think anyone is being… Continue reading Things to NEVER Say to Someone Going Through Fertility Treatments/ Infertility
I'm not huge on makeup, it's definitely not something I'll splurge on a regular basis. BUT- I love skin care products. Skin is so delicate and truly mirrors how you treat it. Of course, what we put into our body is SO important when it comes to how our skin looks and feels, but the… Continue reading My Favourite Skincare Products
It's no secret many of us lose sleep due to stress & anxiety. When our parents checked for monsters under our beds, I wonder if they were thinking to themselves "silly kid, they're inside your head." I've overcome night time anxiety and nocturnal panic attacks. I started having nocturnal panic attacks after I graduated college- likely… Continue reading Coping With Anxiety When Trying to Sleep
My First Experience With Self-Care I first heard the term "self-care" when I was in college studying Child and Youth Care. Our profs would tell us constantly how important self-care is in our profession and how it will ultimately prevent burnout. We would have conversations of what self-care meant, and how to fit it into… Continue reading Self-Care Doesn’t Mean Putting Yourself Into Debt
If you were to ask me 10 years ago where I would be at 25, "I don't know if I'll make it to 25." My mental illness (diagnosed as depression, anxiety & OCD) has been a shadow following me since I was 12. I remember the first time I thought there might be something wrong… Continue reading What do you mean I might not be mentally ill?